Creamy Spinach Gratin

(from kylerhea’s recipe box)

Source: The Big Book of Casseroles

Serves 6 people

Categories: Casseroles, May2012, Spinach


  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring spinach and a small amount of water to a boil. Cook about 30 seconds. (Spinach must be hot to blend with others ingredients). Drain well and with a spoon, press spinach against the side of a sieve with a spoon to remove excess water.

  2. Return spinach to the pan. Add 1 Tbs of the butter, the cream cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and mix well.

  3. Transfer mixture to an 8-by-8 inch baking dish or gratin dish lightly coated with cooking spray or oil. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt remaining 3 Tbs butter and stir in crumbs. Top spinach mixture with Parmesan cheese and crumbs.

  4. Bake uncovered, until bubbly, about 20 minutes.

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